During the month of February, the Montevideo Public Library is holding informational meetings every Monday evening from 6-7 p.m. The purpose of the meetings is to introduce the public to different religions.

During the month of February, the Montevideo Public Library is holding informational meetings every Monday evening from 6-7 p.m. The purpose of the meetings is to introduce the public to different religions.

This past Monday, Leo Baker of the Upper Sioux Community spoke about Dakota spirituality and religion to a small but interested audience.

Baker spoke of various Dakota beliefs. For example, he spoke of the importance of the Medicine Wheel, as well as the  important role Dakota ancestors have in the lives of the Dakota people. He also spoke about prayer and said that if you pray for something, you have to be willing to give something up.  Baker also sang two songs for the audience  in the Dakota language.

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